Vision Sunday – Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week, Pastor Deric refocuses our vision as we head into 2022.

1. God not ____________
2. People not _______________
3. Relationship not _______________
4. Ministry not ________________
5. Partnership not ________________

ICEBREAKER: What new year’s resolutions have you actually kept over the years?

1. What is the primary responsibility of believers according to Matthew 28:16-20? How do these verses act as a guide for us as a church family to carry out Jesus’ command [Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:8; and Acts 2:37-40]?
2. What are some “next steps” that you can take in this coming year to continue your spiritual growth journey [Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:1-3; and 2 Peter 3:17-18]?
3. How can we build each other up in the faith in this new year of ministry [cf. Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:25-32; and 1 Thessalonians 5:11]?
4. How would you describe a mature Christian? What would characterize a well-grounded disciple of Jesus [cf. John 15:1-11; Galatians 5:22-26; and Colossians 1:24-29]?
5. How are you planning to prioritize prayer in 2022 [cf. Matthew 6:5-15; Acts 4:23-31; and Philippians 4:4-7]?
6. What are some specific strategies you can use to share your faith in the Lord Jesus with others in this next year [cf. Matthew 5:13-16; Colossians 4:5-6; and 1 Peter 3:13-16]?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
“It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth.” (Frederick W. Robertson)